The Community Kitchen in Goulburn has been going strong now for almost 12 months, over that time we have seen a steady flow of familys and individuals come along and share their experiances with us , and nothing can be more clear for our team and that is that familys in goulburn are going hungry !
each week over half of all patrons are children and young people aged below 18 years.
we also have a high number of isolated elderly patrons who simply can no longer adequatly prepare wholesome meals for themselves and who have no family or community connections to turn to.
and off course we have our homeless and couch surfing familys and individuals who can often go days with our a meal .
OUr community kitchen is so much more than just a place to get a hot meal , it is also a place where people can chat with our team and with other patrons and connect with their community. when needed we can provide refferals to other services , offer assistance for food through our pantry program and off course off some welcome fun time for kids and carers alike.
The Community kitchen continues to be a non funded 100% volunteer run program , surviving purely on amazing community support from wonderful people just like you.
As the weather gets cooler more and more people rely on our service for a hot meal and some relief from the elements even if only for a short time. it is during the colder months that we see the majority of our homeless community seeking support and it is now more then ever that we need your support.
You can support our program by making a tax deductible donation below , if you cant make a donation thats ok too but please share this on all of your social media networks because you never know just who might be able to assist .
Thank you for the Angels team.
We are so excited to be kicking off the community kitchen for 2016 !
Last year we served over 1088 meals through our Goulburn Community Kitchen thanks to the amazing support of individual volunteers, community and business groups who came along and helped us to prepare, cook and serve wonderful meals for those who are homeless, isolated or struggling to keep food on the table.
Once again we are looking for an army of awesome volunteers to join our roster and assist with the community kitchen. If you would like to get involved, The Community Kitchen operates on a roster system , for which we need a minimum of 4 ( maximum of 8) volunteers each Saturday evening from 3.30pm until 7pm to prepare, cook and serve a 3 course meal.
We are also seeking assistance with donations towards the running of the kitchen.
the below list of non perishable items are used frequently through community kitchen:
If you would like to assist with the community kitchen in anyway we would love to hear from you
please contact the angels team via
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Its simple for everyone in our community to help at the community kitchen , even those who may not have the time to attend and support in person.
Did you know that each week the community kitchen costs between $150 and $250 to run, this money allows us to purchase the fresh food for the meals, disposable containers for meals to give to those in emergancy accomodation or newly homeless during the week when the kitchen is not operating , and it also helps us purchase the craft and activities for children and individuals to participate in whilst community kitchen is operating.
Each week we would love to raise the money needed for each week , the goulburn community kitchen is a non funded program run purely by volunteers for our community.
If you would like to contribute to the workk of the community kitchen you can make a tax deductible donation via the donate button on the right hand side of the page .
Please be sure to leave you details so we can forward a thank you and your tax receipt .
Thank you so much for the amazing support we look forward to supporting our community with you.
Another week is over and another successful night at the community kitchen.
Tonight we had the amazing workers bulldogs football club helping out , everyone volunteering tonight did a stellar job.
On the menu was Moroccan sweet potato soup, corned beef with mash potato. veggies and white sauce plus for dessert super yummy bread and butter pudding.
We had 15 attendees tonight plus many meals went to others unable to attend.
We were so thrilled to have the amazing support of the footy club , who have been amazing supporters of Angels and our work locally.
a big thank you also to belinda tapper the ladies from the football club for the donation of $156.10 which went towards purchasing the food for this evenings dinner.
We can not thank everyone enough for the amazing support
It was another successful night at the Angels Goulburn community kitchen. Tonights menu was potato leek and bacon soup with crusty bread, shepards pie with salad and for desert homemade apple crumble with ice cream and custard which was a huge hit and smelt divine!.
Tonight we served 19 people. Many enjoyed playing uno and chatting in the warmth.
Playdough was the activity of choice for the kids.
☆A massive thank-you to tonight's volunteers who were all new volunteers, so a very big welcome to the angels family ☆
Tonight was Angels Goulburn s very first community kitchen and it was awesome!
We served dinner to 32 wonderful people and had a team of 8 amazing volunteers.
Dinner was hot pumpkin soup, garlic bread , pasta bolognaise, salad and for desert we had choc mousse with a wide choice of toppings including ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, popping candy,mini marshmallows and choc topping.
All the kids enjoyed making mothers day cards and gifts....the big kids enjoyed a game of cards but most of all everyone enjoyed chatting in the warmth.
We made sure to cook up extra so everyone could take some away for another meal and also so that we could freeze meals to hand out this week to those in need.
A big thankyou again to the Wesley center for the use of their kitchen and hall and thank you to our awesome volunteers for a great team effort tonight.
We look forward doing it all again next week.
for the past 6 months the Angels team having planning and working towards opening the Goulburn Community kitchen, we are so excited to announce that the wait is almost over !
Next week on the 9th of May we will kick off for the very first time .
From next Saturday the angels team will provide a FREE 3 course meal each Saturday night at the Goulburn Wesley drop in center.
The aim is to provide hot nourishing meals to those in our community that need it the most , this includes the local homeless community, vulnerable elderly and disabled individuals and family's struggling to provide 3 square meals a day.
a Minimum of 8 volunteers are required each Saturday evening to assist with a range of tasks including food prep, cooking, cleaning, craft activities , supervision of games and most importantly of all interacting with those attending the kitchen.
each evening a family friendly movie will be on the TV, the heaters will be on and a range of Board games and craft activities will be available to engage attendees.
The kitchen is about much more than such food, its about community connectedness, social support and just being their to share a smile and a warm conversation.
Each night we will cook more food than we need on the night , enabling angels to have ready cooked meals to provide to clients who are living in emergency accommodation, newely homeless individuals or vulnerable sick, elederly or disabled individuals struggling to feed themselves.
we would love the local community to get behind this amazing initiative !
You can support in many ways:
Donations of Fresh produce on saturdays
Get your team, group or workplace involved
We look forward to seeing you at the Kitchen !